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From Foshu to fusion: What will be big in Japan in 2015

From Foshu to fusion: What will be big in Japan in 2015

Japanese conglomerate Nagase has revealed its predictions of country’s top food trends for 2015.  Its choices are based on the anticipated changes to Japanese claims regulations, as well as consumer interest in new food experiences and ethnic flavours.

Published: 13-Jan-2015

Asia-Pacific in 2014: A year of scandals, soul searching and success

Asia-Pacific in 2014: A year of scandals, soul searching and success

The last 12 months have been turbulent for much of Asia-Pacific's food industry, with regulations, legislation, markets and partnerships continuing to develop in the latest step in the region's economic development.To mark a fascinating year for everyone involved in the region's food industry, we have taken a look at the year's most widely read stories one month at a time.As we take a break now over the holiday period, please accept our warmest wishes for a happy New Year and a successful and productive 2015.

Published: 22-Dec-2014

FoodNavigator's top 10 articles of 2014

FoodNavigator's top 10 articles of 2014

Sugar, gluten-free foods, front-of-pack nutrition labelling, and the 'utter nonsense' behind popular diet claims were among the most popular subjects of the year on FoodNavigator. 

Published: 16-Dec-2014

Trends for 2015: Asia's mixed bag

Trends for 2015: Asia's mixed bag

Infant food manufacturers will be celebrating in China as the impact of this year's loosening of the one-child ban is felt; meanwhile, traffic-calming measures in Manila continue to prevent goods from going to export, according to Euromonitor analysts' predictions for the year ahead.

Published: 15-Dec-2014

China still hunting for brands that can compete overseas

China still hunting for brands that can compete overseas

China is failing to produce enough consumer brands for a globally competitive brand name to emerge, says Wall Street brokerage Bernstein’s research arm in a joint report with the Interbrand consultancy.

Published: 24-Nov-2014

How India secured a WTO deal with the US, and what it means

How India secured a WTO deal with the US, and what it means

After months of angry negotiating had brought India and the United States to a tense impasse, the two countries finally reached an understanding last week to seek a “permanent solution” to stockholding produce for food security purposes at the World Trade Organisation.

Published: 19-Nov-2014

In pics: Two months of food scandals rocks Taiwan

In pics: Two months of food scandals rocks Taiwan

Recent reports that international furniture retailer Ikea has been using expired milk in its ice cream is the latest scandal to rock Taiwan. We take a look at a tense two months for food authorities and consumers as some of the island's worst abuses came to light.

Published: 27-Oct-2014

Learning from Japan's healthy ageing market

Learning from Japan's healthy ageing market

From an €80 million market for anti-ageing placenta supplements to the world’s most innovative (and fad-driven) functional foods and drinks market, Japan’s healthy ageing market is unique and instructive.

Published: 23-Oct-2014

Frito-Lay Japan develops flurry of limited edition snacks

Frito-Lay Japan snack NPD

Frito-Lay Japan has developed an array of limited edition snacks for October, from avocado and cheese tortilla chips to burdock and soy flavored extruded snacks.

Published: 15-Oct-2014

China's most prominent food scandals so far this year

China's most prominent food scandals so far this year

There is absolutely no doubt that the Chinese authorities are doing everything they can to bring the country's food industry to order, but they are facing a daunting task. We take a look at best-known scandals that have rocked consumers so far this year

Published: 27-Aug-2014

Diageo’s top line takes a hammering: 2014 results show Chinese dragon bites

Diageo said today that foreign exchange movements ‘severely impacted’ its 2014 top line while Chinese anti-extravagance measures also hit hard – our slideshow dissects the Johnnie Walker distiller's performance.

Published: 31-Jul-2014

Asia-Pacific's 10 biggest retailers: Japan continues to lead the way

Asia-Pacific's 10 biggest retailers: Japan continues to lead the way

Over the next five years, Asia-Pacific will account for more than half of all the world’s new retail sales, according to this year’s edition of Euromonitor’s Retail Asia-Pacific Top 500 rankings. 

Published: 23-Jun-2014

New trends report highlights differences in food habits across Apac

New trends report highlights differences in food habits across Apac

The way consumers in the Asia Pacific region choose, purchase, prepare and share food experiences is being reshaped this year, according to market research published by public relations agency Weber Shandwick.

Published: 17-Jun-2014

Food and drink brands catch World Cup fever

World Cup fever takes over food manufacturers

A nationwide World Cup BBQ party beckons, with shoppers set to stock up on food and drink ahead of the England football team’s opening match with Italy on Saturday, Tesco has claimed.

Published: 16-Jun-2014

In pics: FAO recognises traditional farming in China, Korea and Iran

In pics: FAO recognises traditional farming in China, Korea and Iran

Six traditional farming systems in China, Iran and South Korea known for their unique characteristics and approaches to sustainability have been designated Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organisation.

Published: 05-May-2014

And the Oscar for best pack goes to...

And the Oscar for best pack goes to...

The 2014 Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards were presented this month at the annual meeting of the Flexible Packaging Association in Arizona. 

Published: 12-Mar-2014

How the Asian consumer will change this year

How the Asian consumer will change this year

Mintel has asked the question “What will consumers be buying into in 2014?” From this, the media intelligence agency has identified some key trends that are set to have an impact on the food and beverage market across the Asia-Pacific region.

Published: 27-Jan-2014

Confidence rebounding: China's top 10 food brands

Confidence rebounding: China's top 10 food brands

Branding agency Millward Brown has unveiled its fourth BrandZ 100 Most Valuable Chinese Brands league table. The company claims the list has become the “definitive annual study of brand valuation and development in China”.

Published: 04-Dec-2013

Six Asia-Pacific grocery trends to watch out for

Six Asia-Pacific grocery trends to watch out for

The new breed of shoppers in the Asia-Pacific region, buoyed by growing incomes and increasing choice, are more “demanding” of retailers, according to Nielsen.

Published: 28-Nov-2013

In pictures: China's new draft food safety regulations

In pictures: China's new draft food safety regulations

China put its first Food Safety Law into effect on June 1, 2009. However, four years later, food safety issues still abound.

Published: 31-Oct-2013

Retail travails: Wal-Mart's troubled times in India

Retail travails: Wal-Mart's troubled times in India

Wal-Mart will split from its joint-venture with Bharti following a torrid time in Indian retail. We look back over the last six years for the company.

Published: 10-Oct-2013

Five Korean foods most in danger of extinction

Five traditional Korean foods have been listed in the Ark of Taste, an international catalog of heritage foods that are in danger of extinction. 

Published: 17-Sep-2013

Packaging design inspiration gallery: ASIA

Packaging design inspiration gallery: ASIA

Home to more than half of the world's food consumers, Asia is also home to some inspired food packaging designs.

Published: 17-Sep-2013

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